May 22, 2019

Gnansara Thero to be released

President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly signed the document short while ago to grant presidential pardon to Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero.

When inquired the Executive Director of Bodu Bala Sena Doctor Dilantha Withanage also confirmed the above.

Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero was convicted of Contempt of Court charges and sentenced by the Appeal Court to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment, to be completed within 6 years.